North Korea summit: Kim accuses US of ‘bad faith’

North Korea summit: Kim accuses US of ‘bad faith’

Media captionPutin and Kim toast at the summit in Vladivostok North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has accused the US of acting in “bad faith” during the summit earlier this year with President Donald Trump, according to the Korean Central News Agency. He also said peace in the Korean peninsula would depend entirely on Washington. Mr […]

US woman wrongly identified as Sri Lanka attack suspect

US woman wrongly identified as Sri Lanka attack suspect

Image caption Amara Majeed is a US activist fighting anti-Muslim stereotypes Sri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks. Amara Majeed is a Muslim activist and author who wrote a book, titled The Foreigners, to combat stereotypes about Islam. “I have this morning […]

Prince William visits Christchurch mosque

Prince William visits Christchurch mosque

Media captionPrince William: “The global ideology of hate will fail to divide us” Prince William has visited a mosque in Christchurch where 42 people were killed in March’s shootings. Giving a speech at Masjid Al Noor on day two of his tour of the country, he called the attacks at two mosques in the city […]

Japan emperor: Why a woman can’t take the throne

The abdication of Emperor Akihito has reignited debate on Japan’s male-only succession rule. The BBC’s Mariko Oi explains how the future of Japan’s imperial family, one of the oldest in the world, may be in doubt if the rule isn’t changed. Video by Tessa Wong and Pamela Parker. Japan emperor: Why a woman can’t take […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll revised down by ‘about 100’

Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll revised down by ‘about 100’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Security is tight in the aftermath of the attacks Sri Lanka has revised down the death toll from Sunday’s blasts by more than 100, to “about 253”, the health ministry says. It has blamed a calculation error. Suicide bombers struck hotels and churches in the Colombo area and the eastern […]

Handsome Her: Australian vegan café to close after ‘man tax’ furore

Handsome Her: Australian vegan café to close after ‘man tax’ furore

Image copyright @paigecardona Image caption The vegan cafe, based in Melbourne, said its last day of trade will be 28 April A vegan café in Australia that levied a tax on male customers is to close after becoming the “punching bag of the internet”. Handsome Her was accused of reverse sexism after opening in Melbourne […]

Nissan’s ex-boss Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail on $4.5m bail

Nissan’s ex-boss Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail on $4.5m bail

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carlos Ghosn being released from the Tokyo Detention House on Thursday Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has left his Tokyo jail, with conditions attached. Earlier, a court set bail at 500 million yen ($4.5m; £3.5m), paving the way for this latest release. Mr Ghosn faces four charges in Japan over […]

North Korea summit: Putin says Kim ‘needs guarantees’

North Korea summit: Putin says Kim ‘needs guarantees’

Media captionPutin and Kim toast at the summit in Vladivostok Russian President Vladimir Putin has said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un needs international security guarantees if he is to end his nuclear programme. Such guarantees would need to be offered within a multinational framework, he added, following talks near Vladivostok in Russia’s far east. Mr […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Sister of ‘ringleader’ deplores attack

Sri Lanka attacks: Sister of ‘ringleader’ deplores attack

Image copyright . Image caption Zahran Hashim was not widely known in Sri Lanka until this week A young mother of two in the coastal Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy sits in disbelief. Mohammad Hashim Madaniya has found out that her brother, Zahran Hashim, is the alleged ringleader of a group of suicide bombers who […]

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un pledge stronger ties in Vladivostok

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un pledge stronger ties in Vladivostok

Media captionPutin and Kim toast at the summit in Vladivostok North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have pledged to boost ties at their first ever summit. The pair greeted each other warmly ahead of the talks, near the port city of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east. The leaders reportedly discussed denuclearisation, with Mr […]

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